Japan invites Vietnam to G7 Summit, says deputy spokeswoman

Thursday, 23/03/2023 22:39
The Japanese Government has announced its invitation to Vietnamese leaders to the G7 Summit in Hiroshima scheduled for May 20-21, deputy spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang told the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on March 23.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio (Photo: VNA) 

Regarding foreign media’s analysis that Japan’s invitations to Vietnam and Indonesia to the event shows its appreciation for ties with ASEAN and its desire to upgrade the relationship to a comprehensive partnership, Hang affirmed that Vietnam highly values the strong and substantial progress in ASEAN-Japan relations, making positive contributions to the common goal of peace, security, stability and prosperity.

Vietnam welcomes and stays ready to work with ASEAN countries and Japan to promote bilateral relations to a new height, toward celebrating the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations in 2023, she noted./.

CPV (Source: VNA)